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December 23, 2020

Holiday Refuse Schedules
For the weeks of December 21-25 and December 28-January 1:
  • Monday and Tuesday refuse collection will be as usual. 
  • Thursday collection will be Wednesday. 
  • Friday collection will be Thursday.
Village Offices Closed December 25 and January 1
Village offices are closed in observance of the holidays, but essential services remain in operation. Dial 911 in the event of an emergency. Water or electric outages can be reported to 847-501-2531 at any time.

Join the Discussion on the Use of Plantings on Village Parkways

The Environmental and Forestry Commission (EFC) will devote its next 4 monthly meetings to preparation of recommendations to the Village Council regarding plantings on Village parkways that will yield positive benefits for the Village, while maintaining consistency with neighborhood aesthetics and not interfering with Village utilities, snow removal, or pedestrian, biker, or motor vehicle safety. It is the EFC’s intention to focus each meeting on a specific topic in the following order:  
  • 1/13: preferred plantings
  • 2/10: experience of other local communities
  • 3/10: pertinent Winnetka ordinances
  • 4/14: prepare a summary to be delivered to Council
Background for these sessions can be found by watching the Village Council Study Session on 12/8 or reading the EFC’s agenda packet for its 1/13 meeting, which should be available on 1/8. The EFC’s virtual meetings can be attended with the Zoom URL and ID number provided in the EFC agenda packet, which will be available for downloaded from the Village website.
 
If you would like to contact Village Council directly about parkway plantings, email contactcouncil@winnetka.org.
Restaurant Take Out Challenge: Eat Locally and Win!
The Village of Winnetka is launching our Take Out Challenge! Spend $150 at one or multiple restaurant locations, provide receipts, and be entered to win local dining or shopping experiences!

The program is open from December 15, 2020 - April 15, 2021. 

Prizes will be awarded every two weeks and include a $100 gift card to Mino's, Valentine's Day dinner for two at Aboyer, and more!
 
Visit the Village's website for more information. 
Illinois Department of Public Health Holiday Celebration Guidance
The Illinois Department of Public Health, via its website, All In Illinois, has compiled a list of ways to celebrate the holidays safely to prevent the spread of COVID-19. View it here.

The Village gets its COVID-19 statistics from the State of Illinois and the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Distinctly Winnetka is a text loyalty program started in Winnetka in September 2020Shop Local: Join Distinctly Winnetka to Access Promotions from your Favorite Businesses
Sign up for the "Distinctly Winnetka" text loyalty program to stay in-the-know! Winnetka businesses offer promotions and deals available only to subscribers. It's free to join, and sponsored by the Village in support of our local businesses.
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